Animal behaviour and cognition

PhD in Dog Cognition and Behaviour – Apply Now

See below for an amazing opportunity for a PhD placement in Dog Cognition and Behaviour.   Are you interested in carrying out a PhD at our lab (http://www.dogup.it/), in the field of Dog Cognition and Behaviour.  The University of Padua (Italy) is offering PhD research fellowships dedicated to non-italian candidates. As...

Quality of research recognised by doubling of funding

The share of national research funding awarded to the University of Lincoln will almost double following a major review of research standards across the UK’s universities. More than half of the research submitted by Lincoln to the national Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 was judged to be internationally excellent...

Filling the void – the miracle of pet companionship

A new research project which could help elderly people access companion animals is being spearheaded at the University of Lincoln, UK. Researchers say that companion animals offer a unique opportunity to improve the health and well-being of elderly people, offering them a sense of responsibility. Dogs can encourage people...

First evidence that reptiles can learn through imitation

New research has for the first time provided evidence that reptiles could be capable of social learning through imitation. The ability to acquire new skills through the ‘true imitation’ of others’ behaviour is thought to be unique to humans and advanced primates, such as chimpanzees. Scientists draw an important...

Tortoises master touchscreen technology

Tortoises have learned how to use touchscreens as part of a study which aimed to teach the animals navigational techniques. The research, which was led by Dr Anna Wilkinson, from the School of Life Sciences, involved red-footed tortoises, which are native to Central and South America. The brain structure...